ADASA COOKEY; BEST AFRICAN VIDEO


One of the nominees competing in the category for Best African Video in the 2019 AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) is Nigerian Director and Cinematographer, ADASA COOKEY. ​With a Bachelors degree in Architecture and a Diploma in Production from the New York Film Academy, he has scripted and shot TV commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, and over 200 internationally accepted music videos. ADASA…

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Angela Martins, African Union Culture - AFRIMA

AU TO HOST 6TH AFRIMA IN NIGERIA


AU TO HOST 6TH AFRIMA IN NIGERIA …Themed ‘Feel Africa’ The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have announced that the 6th annual edition tagged ‘Feel Africa’ will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria with support from the Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria and the Government of Lagos State from November 20…

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2Baba: Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Contemporary


Innocent Ujah Idibia , known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro-pop artistes in Africa and is also one of the most bankable performing music artistes in Africa. With over 2 decades of trailblazing, topping charts in his industry, 2Baba remains a formidable force, and one of…

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Delani Makhalima- AFRIMA Jury

AFRIMA Releases Final Nominees’ List for The 6th Edition


…Nasty C, Davido, Burna Boy, Tamer Hosny lead 6th AFRIMA Continental Nominees’ List … as late DJ Arafat scores two posthumous nominations … Public voting to commence September 1, 2019 South Africa’s prolific rapper and producer Nasty C; African music definitive artiste, Davido; Nigeria’s contemporary music talent, Burna Boy; and Northern Africa’s brilliant showman, Tamer Hosny have scored high nominations…

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AU, AFRIMA Unveil Nominees For 6th AFRIMA ~ All Africa Music Awards

AU, AFRIMA Unveil Nominees For The 6th Awards Ceremony


….Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Teniola, Fally Ipupa, AKA, Shatta wale, Amara Brown, DJ Arafat make the Regional Category list ….Continental Category scheduled for Release on August 23 …..Voting to commence on September 1 to November 22, 2019 …..AFRIMA Main Events slated for November 20-23, 2019 The African Union, AU and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA unveiled…

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Olisa Adibua - 6th AFRIMA Juror From Nigeria

Olisa Adibua – 6th AFRIMA Juror From Nigeria


Olisa Adibua is a serial entrepreneur; a masterful MC and Corporate Motivational Speaker; an in-demand television and radio presenter; a talented stage, television & film actor; and video director. He is the Founder, Storm Records; Founder, Perceptions Media; Founder, Broken Records; Founder, olisa.tv; Founder, fadashion.com; Executive Director, mymusic.com.ng; and, Creator, The Truth With Olisa. Mr. Adibua started his career in…

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Rita Ray - 6th AFRIMA Juror From The Diaspora

Rita Ray – 6th AFRIMA Juror From The Diaspora


Rita Ray is an embodiment of performing arts. She has an outstanding repertoire in music, theatre, broadcast and sound production. Popularly known as a Club DJ, the dark-skinned music guru’s passion goes beyond scratching the wheel of steel; she is a celebrated music revolutionary. She presents the African music review on Focus on the BBC World Service, and is a…

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Hadja Kobélé Keita 6th AFRIMA Juror From The Diaspora

Hadja Kobélé Keita 6th AFRIMA Juror From The Diaspora


Hadja Kobélé Keita, a veteran music business executive has accrued over 15 years of experience spanning music, touring, and management. She has worked with iconic acts including  2Face Idibia, Fally Ipupa, T-Pain, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Ace Hood , Mavado, Sarkodie and Wizkid to name a few . As the Head of Public Relations and special projects at Universal Music Africa/Island…

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6th AFRIMA: 8157 Entries Sets New Submission Record


6th AFRIMA: 8157 entries sets new submission record   … As International Jury begins adjudication on August 7 … Nominees’ List to be unveiled on August 14   The 6th edition of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, has received 8,157songs/videos on its online portal as entry submission closed at 1159 hours (WAT)…

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Robert Esong Ekukole - 6th AFRIMA Juror From Cameroon

Robert Esong Ekukole – 6th AFRIMA Juror From Cameroon


Robert Ekukole is a prolific TV producer and broadcaster from Cameroon. He is well known for his monumental contribution to the broadcast industry in his country. His revolutionary skills and innovations in the electronic medium have brought about great leaps and bounds in his career. The graduate of English and French Language from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon started his…

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Charles Tabu - 6th AFRIMA Juror From Democratic Republic of Congo

Charles Tabu – 6th AFRIMA Juror From Democratic Republic of Congo


Charles Tabu, the Chief Executive Officer of Jeericho, an independent music management company is a professional in artiste management and booking. Amongst his lengthy achievements, the marketing strategy guru has collaborated with majors global record companies such as Sony, Universal and Warner to build strong strategies that will help French rappers be introduced to the African audience. Charles also takes pride…

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Namata Joett - 6th AFRIMA Juror From Tanzania

Namata Joett – 6th AFRIMA Juror From Tanzania


Namata Joett is regarded as one of the most acclaimed vocal coach in his native country, Tanzania. Joett is also a vocalist and songwriter whose works are registered with the American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP). He works exclusively with record producers in the UK and the USA to create his music. The renowned 90s dance act’s critically…

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Christian Syren - 6th AFIRMA Juror From South Africa

Christian Syren – 6th AFIRMA Juror From South Africa


Christian Syren is the co-founder and director of Making Music Productions (MMP), an event and project management company in South Africa. The Swedish music professional finally relocated to South Africa in 1985 and has since played a vital role in the music industry in South Africa. His company provided the technical facilities for Nelson Mandela’s speech on release on 11…

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